More than 100 years later, that description of Lake Tanganyika still holds true.
The endless shoreline of Sumbu National Park offers a haven to wildlife, while the crystal clear blue waters teem with an unparalleled diversity Cichlids as well as the giant Nile perch. In the heart of the Rift valley, the opportunities for discovery and adventure, beauty and relaxation are as endless as African timeitself.
Nestled amongst lush tropical vegetation opening onto its own exclusive beach, Ndole Bay Lodge offers visitors a singular African experience on the shores of a unique lake.
With beachside en-suite chalets, non serviced chalets, through to a shaded lake front campsite, the Tanganyika dream becomes affordable to all budgets.
A fully stocked bar allows visitors to contemplate the day gone with a cold drink and sumptuous meals are prepared for those not self catering.
A fleet of reliable boats opens the secrets of Tanganyika, while shaded hammocks, sunset paddles and a growing library allows days to slip by. Our hospitality will make you wish time really would stop.
Ndole Bay Lodge is built on a fantastically forested slope ending in our own private beach. All rooms are built mostly from natural materials with thatched roofs and breezy designs. Discreetly set amongst lush tropical gardens and towering fig trees, the lodge is virtually invisible to the outside world.
A massive central thatched area acts as a dining room, reading area and bar. The fully stocked bar serves a range of local and international beers, wines and spirits while our signature Ndole cocktails make good times at the wooden bar unforgettable.
Comfortable couches, dart board and other games make festivities a must before retiring to the beach for a moonlit nightcap. A large swimming pool near the bar area allows cool dips between serious relaxation.
A large wooden deck is situated right over the Lake providing a shaded recluse strewn with hammocks and sunbeds. Spend the whole day reading, sun tanning, swimming and snoozing. Steps off the deck lead straight into the crystal clear waters of the lake…don’t forget your mask and snorkel!!
Ndole Bay offers a range of rooms, all distinct and private from each other.
Along the beach front we have 4 deluxe rooms all with direct access onto the beach.
Two of these rooms share a central lounge, ideal for friends or families. All have baths and showers and out two newest additions feature a private thatched veranda and outdoor waterfall showers.
Slightly set back from the beach but still literally steps away are 10 en-suite chalets, all are ideally suited to twins or doubles, a few can comfortably sleep 3.
Piping hot water is provided to the whole lodge and backup generators supply power in the event of mains power failure.
All rooms at Ndole Bay Lodge have power points and fans.
Further down the beach spread out underneath ancient winter-thorn Acacias is the campsite. With running water, braai facilities in an idyllic location. For those who enjoy being left to their own devices, it can be quite comfortable on the shaded beach sites.
Delicious freshly prepared meals are available from our kitchen with emphasis on local produce and fresh fish from the lake.
Tanganyika fish is internationally regarded as being among the finest eating anywhere. Any dietary requirements are easily catered for; please advise us upon your reservation.
Packed meals are provided for those on any extended activities.